Back home... back to Zumba & Spin... back to buying groceries & filling Easter baskets! I love being home. Easter isn't my favorite holiday though. When my sister passed away 10 years ago on March 31, it was Easter morning. Hard to believe it's been 10 years already. Hard to believe I'm actually happy again, when at the time all I wanted to do was get in my car, keep driving & never look back. Having a 9-month old "angel" to get out of bed for every day, saved me though. Thank God for the angels that come into our lives & save us.
Actually I'm looking forward to spending time with family & friends this weekend! And Bryn has a friend spending the night tonight, so she'll have someone to dye our Easter eggs with besides me for once. Speaking of which, did I mention that she gave me her birthday list the other day? There were only 2 things on it:
- A cell phone.
- Adopt a baby. Preferably a girl.
She's been asking for a cell phone since she could talk. The baby is a new one. I think she came up with that grand idea when my cousin recently adopted a baby. Needless to say, I told her she better come up with a new list because she wasn't getting either of those things.
Fairly confident she's going to be a sales person some day. And the good news is, she'll be very prepared to hear the word NO from potential customers... as she hears it all the time from us.
Anyway... back to Easter. Making a couple cards is much easier than adopting a baby, so I'll just stick with what I'm good at. I decided to get a little crazy & use the Exit Here collection from Nikki Sivils (a travel-themed collection) to make a couple Easter cards. I think the colors in the collection are very Spring-like, so I thought it could work. I drew my own bunny shape onto the yellow-patterned paper & then cut it out. I pulled off the end of a Q-Tip to make my cotton tail and ahered it with Beacon's 3-in-1 Craft Glue... my new favorite adhesive. I also added a couple blue Burlap Buttons to the ends of my flag banner...
I made a similar card using the same collection, except on this one I added some lined paper to the middle. My "eggs" are oval-striped punch-outs that are included in the collection. Perfect as an egg, I say!
And speaking of Nikki Sivils... we have another 2-day cross promotional feature going on that started today... this time with PSA Essentials! I'll be back tomorrow on day #2 of the feature with my project, so I hope you can join me again then!
Happy GOOD FRIDAY, everyone peeps!